Consumer Protection Authority shuts down commercial establishment

Oman Tuesday 27/July/2021 13:46 PM
By: Times News Service
Consumer Protection Authority shuts down commercial establishment

Muscat: A commercial establishment has been temporarily shut down in North Al Batinah Governorate, by the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA).

The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in North Al Batinah Governorate temporarily closed one of the commercial establishments working in the field of manpower, based on Article (37) of the Consumer Protection Law issued by Royal Decree No. (66/2014).

The institution had several cases filed against it which include, not refunding amounts in the event of the worker’s refusal to work, forcing workers to continue despite refusal to work, falsely stating illness of some workers and delay in changing the worker’s sponsor. The institute also failed to fulfil contracts on time, in some cases delays extending for years.

The directorate took the necessary legal measures in this regard, and after exhausting all solutions, the file was transferred to the competent authorities, accompanied by statistics clarifying the merits of all cases, after it was found that the institution was delaying responding to complaints. Hence,it was decided to temporarily close the institution until the cases brought against it are dropped.